Budget Breakdown: They DIYed a $212K ADU—and Loved It So Much That They Moved Right In

A Seattle couple built their own backyard house with a city-sponsored design—and then rented out their old home on the property to friends.
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When Chris Cloud and Adrianne "Adi" Braun purchased a small house in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood five years ago, they were particularly excited about its large back lot, which they had been eyeing from the start.

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Brian Libby
Dwell Contributor
Brian Libby is a Portland-based architecture writer who has contributed to Dwell since 2004. He has also written for The New York Times, Architect, CityLab, Salon, Metropolis, Architectural Record and The Oregonian, among others.


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